Prof Bahru Zewde is editor of the Africa Review of Books, and was on the think tank called the Forum for Social Studies. He is also professor emeritus of history at Addis Ababa. In this recording, with Frederick Noronha, he talks about Ethiopia-India links. Topics: ethiopia, india, history, bahru zewde
Ramu Ramanathan is editor of PrintWeek India. He helped launch the magazine in May 2008. Ramanathan has been a driving force in reshaping coverage of the Indian print market through Industry Specials, Awards and Survey Reports. Under his leadership, PrintWeek has grown into one of the largest teams covering print in India. He is also a playwright and director. The book 3, Sakina Manzil and Other Plays (Orient Blackswan & EFLU), is a collection of eight of his plays in English. He has... Topics: print, india, printweek, ramu ramanathan, industry, technology, printing in india
A school-teacher and engineering student in the 1970s, Michael Pinto returns to Goa after 27 years. He talks of the memories and times he knew here in the 1960s. He grew up as a lad in Belgaum, India and was a teacher at St. Britto's Mapusa, for a couple of years (1965-1967). Topics: expats, goa, india, reminiscences, changing goa
Dr Pramod Kale [ pram2124 at gmail.com ] is a Pune-based Sanskrit, Marathi and Hindi scholar, specialised in the field of Indian drama. He has a PhD from Wisconsin, and his teaching experience at U/Minneasota. Besides that he was perhaps the first to write a lengthy, academic paper on the then much-derided Goan tiatr. The paper [http://www.jstor.org/pss/4376359] was published in the prestigious Economic & Political Weekly, and probably changed the way how the tiatr was perceived by local... Topics: research, goa, former portuguese colonies, india
This is a just-published (Dec 2011) book for children from Goa, India. Immerse yourself in the cultural celebration of the wedding of the frogs through the satirical wit and brilliance of Dr Manoharrai Sardessai's poetry. In *Bebeanchem Kazar*, a time-honoured poem for the young and the old, the poet embraces aspects of Goan culture and politics ... An introduction to the book, and a reading from it, at the Goa University international seminar on Dec 20, 2011 (Arts Faculty Auditorium) where it... Topics: children's writing, Goa, India, reading, educational, local cultures, western coastal India, former...
Audio report of the release of a book on writing for children: Anita Pinto's Espi Mai is Stuck Again... and Other Goan Tales Topics: children's writing, Goa, India, reading, educational, local cultures, western coastal India, former...
AUDIO IN KONKANI LANGUAGE [This report from Miguel Braganza): Mandd Sobhann Gurkar and General Secretary of the Jagotik Konknni Songahattonn [Global Konknni Organization], Eric Ozario presented the prestigious Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar for lifetime contribution to promotion of Konknni language and culture to Mr Cyriaco Dias, the veteran Tiatr and Konknni film artist as well a freedom fighter. The award consists of a shawl, memento and cash Rs. 25,000/-. Cyriaco's first tiatr... Topics: konkani, awards, thomas stevens konknni kendr, dr pratap naik sj, goa, india, languages in india
bySpeech by Alan Joseph Machado Prabhu. Recorded by Frederick Noronha.
Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Porvorim, Goa, India, hosted a talk during its History Hour series on 'Goan and Mangalore Identities -- A Shared Heritage. The speaker here is Alan Machado, author of 'Sarasvati's Children' and the novel 'Shades Within Shadows'. It was organised on January 21, 2014 at 5.30 pm at Goa. Topics: mangalore, goa, migration, western coastal india, history, tipu sultan, portuguese, catholicism in...
Alan Machado, the author of three books on the Mangalorean community from south coastal India (Sarasvati's Children, history; Shades Within Shadows, fiction; and the latest Slaves of Sultans, published in 2015, history), speaks on issues related to the history of coastal south India. Email Alan Machado at firstname.lastname@example.org Topics: india, goa, mangalorean, history, tipu sultan, hyder ali, portuguese, french, british, colonial...
Amita Kanekar is an architecture historian and writer of historical fiction, who also teaches at the Goa College of Architecture. The second edition of her book 'A Spoke in the Wheel' (HarperCollins 2005), a novel about the Buddha and early Buddhism, was recently published by Navayana, Delhi. Her current projects include a book on the Portuguese sea-forts of Goa, a study of Nayaka temples in western Karnataka, as well as a novel set in the Mughal period. Her talk is an introduction to the... Topics: buddhism, india, goa, xchr, amita kanekar
Aren Noronha (12) reviews one of the books from the Star Wars series. He has just completed studying Class VII and likes to read (when not distracted by the computer). April 3, 2016. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: children, book, review, star wars, goa, india
The Goa Union of Journalists in Goa, India, organised what it called an "exceptionally interesting" seminar on conscientious journalism in association with a local organisation called One World.The seminar was inaugurated by Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had speakers like that of Dileep Padgaonkar, Consulting Editor, Times of India, Sanjeev Latkar Senior Journalist and Media Researcher, Adv Ujjwal Nikam a special public prosecutor, Patricia J Sethi, former UN Bureau chief,... Topics: goa, india, media, conscientious journalism, guj
Tiatr Academy Goa featured Philo de Pilerne in their monthly programme âKolakorak Bhettâ (Meet the Artiste) on 21st February 2012 at 4:45 pm at TAG's Conference Hall, Campal Trade Centre, Panjim. Philomena DâSouza who was known to tiatr lovers as Philo de Pilerne has carved a special niche for herself on the field of tiatr due to her acting abilities. A born artiste, she showed signs of acting and dancing while in the school. Her acting talents were first tested in the village tiatr written... Topics: tiatr, konkani, stage, goa, india, western india, regional theatre, philo de pilerne, interviews,...
Debasish Majumder, Join tDirector of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICC), talks about the India Maritime 21012 event held from October 17-20, 2012 at Campal, Goa. This is a biennual India-organised international event focussing on shipping, ports, marine technology and logistics". Majumder can be contacted at email@example.com or 91-98 7195 6820. Topics: goa, maritime, india, events, international exhibition, india maritime 2012, october 2012,...
"The 17th and the 18th centuries were not that great, but the 15th and 16th centuries were full of interesting anecdotes. The spice trade was booming. The Mamluks, slave soldiers of the Muslim sultans who were converted to Islam and trained as a crack force, fought the Mongols and even defeated the crusaders. Historically, Asia and Europe were in a ferment and it was an exciting period in world history," Daruwalla, a former Indian Police Service officer, has been quoted as saying by... Topics: india, fiction, historical novel, keki daruwala, for pepper and christ, portuguese in india,...
Qatar-based Goan John Desa (48) ran up 51 floors (1304 steps) to raise Rs 50,000 for Daddy's Home at Gogol, Margao, hands over the donation to Fr Valmiki Gonsalves Dias, founder of the centre for mentally challenged children run in Gogol, Margao. The run up the Qatar's Torch Hotel Doha was part of the Stairs Run held on March 31, 2012. Here he talks about the experience... Topics: goa, goan, qatar, charity, daddy's home, john desa, cortalim, india, west coast of india
Lawyer Diviya Kapur chose to trade her education at the prestigious National Law School of India University (Bangalore) with running a bookshop in Goa, India. Her ideas resulted in Literati, an innovative and well-appreciated experiment run in an old, refurbished home somewhere near the Calangute-Candolim border, along the North Goa coastal belt. Here, she talks about her priorities, what it means to run an 'indie' bookshop in Goa, and the changing scene of books in India today, from the... Topics: goa, bookshop, literati, diviya kapur, calangute, books, india, publishing, new books in india today
Audio recording of the book release of Diary of an Infantryman, authored by Brig (Retd) Ian da Costa VSM of the Indian Army, and released on Dec 20, 2013 in Goa, India. Topics: goa, india, indian army, memoirs, books, book release
Willy Goes's book of short stories Cobo's Sofa and other short stories from Goa was released on June 25, 2013 at 5.30 pm at Caculo Mall Broadway Book Center, Panjim, Goa, India. The book was released by writers Damodar Mauzo and Tomazinho Cardozo. Pravin Sabnis spoke on the book and Prof. Soma Battacharya compered the function. Topics: goa, india, short stories, books, willy goes, books from goa
Rudi Heredia SJ on the Irene Heredia memoir he co-edited (It's Been A Long Day) and Yvonne Vaz-Ezdani on her book of memories of Goans in Burma in 1942 (Songs of the Survivors). Chaired by Jerry Pinto. A discussion at the Goa Arts & Literary Festival GALF 2012. Topics: goa, memoirs, books, galf2012, india, writing, writing in english
Mando, a traditional song from Goa, the former Portuguese colony on the west coast of India. Topics: mando, goa, india, former portuguese colony, traditional song, western india, song-dance, east-west...
The verbatim recording of the book release function for "Influence of Portuguese Vocabulary on Konkani Language" by Edward de Lima. The 76-page large sized book was released on January 31, 2014. Topics: konkani, portuguese, language, indo-portuguese encounter, linguistic influences, europe-india,...
The award-ceremony for alternative publishers Goa,1556 turns into an occasion for discussing opportunity and glass-ceilings in today's Goa, India, and the politics of producing knowledge here. Speaking are Aldina Gomes, Director of Goa Chitra; novelist-psychiatrist Dr Belinda Viegas, Paola Mahambre, Frederick Noronha of Goa,1556; Prof. Alito Siqueira of the Goa University's Sociology Department; and Herman D'Souza of the Verodiano Trust, apart from members of the audience. This was recorded on... Topics: publishing, goa, india, alternatives, creating knowledge, democratising knowledge
Editors and mediapersons discuss the Right to Information Act in Siolim, Bardez, Goa. In a discussion that follows, the villagers also make clare that they expect more from the media. Topics: goa, india, right to information, siolim, bardez
Retired principal Tony de Sa, who taught himself programming after he finished with teaching, talks about computing in local schools and its potential and pitfalls. Interview with FN on July 6, 2015 at Alto Porvorim. Topics: goa, india, info tech, school computing, students
Charles Correa: Indian architect, urban planner... unveils his archives Charles Correa (born September 1, 1930) is a noted Indian architect, urban planner and activist. An influential architect credited for the creation of modern architecture in post-Independence India. He is noted for his sensitivity to the needs of the urban poor and for his use of traditional methods and materials.He has been awarded the Padma Shri in 1972, and second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan in 2006,... Topics: india, architecture, urban planner, charles correa, goa
Vicent Sousa (the man behind Lulu's Farm) in Anjuna, Goa, was a rare landlord who took to a life in farming. He talks about his experiences, and his achievements over the years. He recalls the maize, the HYVs (high yielding varieties) and the many crops and innovations he brought to his fields in Goa. An interview in Anjuna on October 27, 2012 by Frederick Noronha (with Domnic PF Fernandes). Topics: goa, india, anjuna, agriculture, lulu's farm, fields, landlord
Journalist of Goan origin has spent his entire working life outside Goa, mostly in Bombay (now Mumbai), then Canada and Dubai. Here he talks about his experiences in the profession, other journalists of Goan origin... and also wonders why as many Goan names are not visible as by-lines these days. Topics: media, india, goa, bombay, mumbai, canada, dubai, eugene correia
Report of a meeting to introduce Wikipedia's GLAM in Goa. GLAM is meant for curators of Libraries, Galleries, Archives and Museums who would like to have a presence in the Wikipedia, by sharing more of their information there. Held on December 13, 2012 at the Central Library, Panjim, Goa, India. Topics: GLAM, Wikpedia, Goa, India, galleries, libraries, archives, museums
byTalk by Dr Timothy Walker. Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha
Recording of a talk -- 'Crisis in Goa:The Portuguese Response to the 'Mutiny' in British-Occupied India (1857-1860)' by Timothy Walker, on Friday, 6th January at 5:30 p.m. at the premises of the Delegation of Fundação Oriente in India, Behind People's High School, Fontainhas, Panjim, Goa, India. This presentation examines the role of African conscripts in the Portuguese response to the Indian uprising of 1857, focusing on Portuguese use of these troops as a countervailing force to native... Topics: goa, portuguese colonialism, india, western coastal india, dr timothy walker, history, 19th...
On Children's Day 2012 (November 14), while schools in Goa were closed for the mid-term break, three books specially written for children. The well-attended programme at the Campal Forest Department's children's park saw kids from across Goa mingle, join in for a magic show, and play the role of book-releasers in a participative function. Speakers on the dias agreed that much needed to be done to promote children's writing in Konkani, particularly in the Roman script. The 25-year-old DKA works... Topic: konkani, writing for children, dalgado konknni akademi, goa, india, west coast of india, roman...
The memories and the pain of missing Goa. That's what spurred Ramesh Ghadi to keep writing his poetry, in the Konkani language (of Goa), when he was away from home for 16-years. In a free-wheeling chat, he recites and explains the context of his verse. His poetry deals with the changing Goa of the 1970s till date. Among his poems he recites * Te Dis (Those Days) * Paddeli (The Coconut Plucker) * Sobit Te Dis (The Village of the 1970s) * Chandanacho Haar (The Garland of Sandlewood) * Romibaba... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: konkani, poetry, india, goa, environment, tourism, development, poetry, Goa, India, Ramesh Ghadi
Noted Goa-based photographer Dayanita Singh's mum Nony Singh's first book collates a surprising and insightful collection of her photographs over the decades. This is an audio recording of the entire event, including a conversation between Nony Singh and Alka Pande, besides a Q&A.TimeOut (Bengaluru) described the book thus: "Nony Singh's The Archivist is a collection of photographs of and by her family. The book is divided into sections titled 'Photographs of Nony Singh from her... Topics: photography, india, partition, women photographers, sikh community, post-partition delhi, dayanita...
*Canacona: The Last Fronter* a book by Tony Martin and Dr FM Nadaf, gets discussed at the Goa Arts & Literature Festival. International Centre Goa, December 15, 2012. Topics: goa, india, regional books, canacona, galf 2012, tony martin, fm nadaf, frederick noronha, augusto...
Bookworm, the children's library in Goa, India, organised a Chlidren's Book Festival is collaboration with the Goa Art and Lit Festival on Sat 15th and Sun 16th December, 2012, from 4-7 pm "with loads of help from our friends." All information on links below. http://cbf.bookwormgoa.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/posterChildFestFb_web.jpg http://cbf.bookwormgoa.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Brochurefb.jpg http://cbf.bookwormgoa.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/agendafb_web.jpg Organisers... Topics: children's literature, writing for children, bookworm.in, bookworm, india, goa, panjim, jardin...
An audio-book read by the author, artist-musician-writer Willy Goes. This novelette is a story set amidst the contemporary Goan clash of changing values, visions and views. The traditional and the "modern". Located in a Catholic setting in village Goa, it focuses on issues of faith and a lack of it. The book is narrated by the author himself, in a simple but expressive language. This labour of love for the author can also be useful as a language-practice and language... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: konkani, novel, willy goes, khand, fiction, goa, western india, modern indian writing
A recording from the Dalgado Konknni Akademi-organised Borovpeak Bhett (Meet the Writer) Programme on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at TAG Hall, Campal, Panjim, Goa at 4.30 pm. The personality for the Borovpeak Bhett is Enclidas de Elly, publisher and editor of Cine Times, a Konkani weekly published from Mumbai.Walter Menezes comments: "He was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), the fourth child in a family of seven. His mother always filled his heart with abundant love, especially of Goa, his... Topics: media, india, bombay, konkani weekly, cine times, newspapers of the past